Posts tagged "Trees"
9th Annual Riparian Project

9th Annual Riparian Project

Over 329 volunteers have participated so far, with another 140 volunteers committed through March, to plant over 3,500 native trees and shrubs as part of the 9th Annual Riparian Project! Through the leadership of IRWP Board members Scott Carney and Robyn Reed, we have established TWO tree farms for Fall 2016 riparian projects – Flint...
The IRWP 7th Annual Riparian Project: The What, Why, How and When

The IRWP 7th Annual Riparian Project: The What, Why, How and When

Trees provide many benefits and planting trees can be an important first step in riparian zone recovery.  In our recent post, Get In The Zone With Riparian Buffers, we described exactly what a Riparian Buffer is and why it is so important.  They help control runoff, improve water and air quality, provide shade, and contribute to...
Get in the Zone with Riparian Buffers

Get in the Zone with Riparian Buffers

We at the Illinois River Watershed Partnership love to get our hands in the soil for all kinds of watershed enhancement projects.  One of these projects is our annual Riparian Project tree planting event in Northwest Arkansas.  We talk about riparian zones a lot but what exactly is a riparian zone and why is it...
Watershed Landscape: The Dirt on Soils

Watershed Landscape: The Dirt on Soils

Protecting both the land and the water is a primary focus of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership and we work to educate our community on ways to make a positive difference so that our natural resources are around for future generations to enjoy.  So let’s talk about dirt…   Understanding Soil Infographic Photo: The Denver...
Clean Water Raingers: Trees... Our Gift and Our Responsibility

Clean Water Raingers: Trees… Our Gift and Our Responsibility

Hello Kids, It is the holiday season; time to take a break from school work and enjoy time with your family and friends, holiday parties, giving gifts…and receiving gifts too. I believe that we have one of the greatest gifts available year-round in Northwest Arkansas; the gift of TREES. Miss Lauren recently wrote about the...
Nature's Classroom:  3 Cheers for Trees!

Nature’s Classroom: 3 Cheers for Trees!

Unfortunately, it’s easy to take trees for granted in the Illinois River Watershed.  Because we have such an abundance of mature trees in our area, we seldom consider what life would be like without them.  Trees provide food and habitat for local wildlife.  They give us fresh air, shade, and clean water, but most simply,...
Trees Make a Difference

Trees Make a Difference

Well, friends, fall is almost upon us.  As the Illinois River Watershed undergoes magnificent seasonal transformations in weather and color, it is a perfect time to get outside and do something to help preserve, protect, and restore our waterways.  “How do I do that?” you might ask. The answer:  It’s as simple as planting a tree.  ...